VIAN — Chandler’s state tournament run was cut short Monday when it dropped a 13-1 decision to Vian in a regional tournament championship game.
Vian tallied nine runs in the bottom of the first inning. The game was stopped after 4 ½ innings on the run rule.
Chandler committed five of its six errors in the opening inning.
“They had a couple of little dink, Texas League hits in the first inning and a couple of walks to go along with the errors,” Chandler head coach Dillon Endecott said. “Our pitcher, Cameron Lewis, threw really well. We just didn’t make plays behind him like we normally do.”
Chandler faced elimination Saturday but recorded wins over Spiro (9-2) and Vian (7-4) to move within one victory of a state tournament berth.
Chabon Anderson and Garret Thomsen of Chandler had a single apiece Monday.
Dylan Messer drove in Chandler’s run with a fourth-inning sacrifice fly.
“I was very happy with the way we played throughout the tournament,” Endecott said. “We thought we were going to play the “if” game Saturday after we beat Vian, but they wanted to switch it to Monday. “Their best pitcher, who had thrown 53 Friday, was then able to pitch against us today.”
Chandler finishes the year at 19-14.